Jaap Ruurd Feitsma

Jaap Ruurd Feitsma

Feitsma Visuals

Director of photography and director in Amsterdam, Netherlands

About Jaap

Director of Photography • Director • VR creative
Based in the Netherlands, available internationally
www.feitsmavisuals.cominfo@feitsmavisuals.com • +31 (0)6 81 46 32 11 •

Jaap Ruurd Feitsma is an international award-winning freelance artist. He specialises in cinematography, directing, photography and Virtual Reality. His work has taken him around the world to over thirty countries. Working with different cultures and a variety of locations and circumstances — from luxury resorts up to the outdoors in extreme weather conditions — has brought Jaap new experiences that helped him fulfil his passion for telling stories visually.

Jaap has shot for an extensive list of clients including the BBC, Subaru, Red Bull, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and many more. He also teaches film and photography at the NHL University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

Name: Jaap Ruurd Feitsma

Lives in: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Company: Feitsma Visuals

Occupation: Director of Photography and Director

Unique traits: Creative, problem solver, explorer, visual storyteller and visually oriented, tech-savvy, culturally oriented, hard woking, collaborator, not a dictator ;) Doing whatever it 'takes'!


  • Drekst

    Drekst (2018)
    Film (Comedy and Crime) Cinematographer The town of Liwadden sets the stage for an escalating conflict over a winning lottery ticket.

  • Lyme Is Hell

    Lyme Is Hell (2015)
    Video (Drama and Short) Director This commercial shows what life can be like for a patient suffering from Chronic Lyme Disease, in thirty seconds.

  • The Right One

    The Right One (2015)
    Video by Alex Karakhanian (Romance and Short) Director of Photography Add a Plot »

  • The MINI Story

    The MINI Story (2015)
    Internet by Jaap Ruurd Feitsma Director, VR DoP Worked as traditional camera operator and 360°/Virtual Reality (VR) DoP for this project. The VR part was shot in the BMW Welt Museum in Munchen, Germany. Check out the 360° experience we made at The MINI Story, which won the German Design Award 2016! Agency/producer: yellowBird Client: BMW Mini Roles: Director, VR DoP

  • Ronnie Flex - Pocahontas (music video)

    Ronnie Flex - Pocahontas (music video) (2014)
    Music by Habbekrats / yellowBird (Music) Camera Operator Camera operating on RED Epic for this music video of Dutch rapper Ronnie Flex as well as DP for the VR shot that was shot with the LadyBug 3 camera. I was responsible for the interactive 360° shot. Unfortunately the Virtual Reality shot is not seen in the original TV / online version of the music video. It was created for the downloadable App and Virtual Reality version only. Nice little fact: this was the first interactive music video in the Netherlands. Client: Hi Society Production Company: yellowBird/Habbekrats Agency: TopNotch

  • Friesland Campina (Dutch Lady)

    Friesland Campina (Dutch Lady) (2014)
    Commercial by Boondoggle/yellowBird VR DoP

  • Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts (360/VR films)

    Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts (360/VR films) (2012 - 2014)
    Commercial by yellowBird (Short) Director of Photography VR DP lead for dozens of Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts interactive films around the world. Locations include, but are not limited to Toronto, Vancouver, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Istanbul, the Maldives, Shanghai, Wenzhou, Suzhou, Chengdu. Added project URL is the hotel video we shot in Istanbul. Client: Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Production company: yellowBird

  • Subaru commercial

    Subaru commercial (2013)
    Commercial by Flashpoint Films Camera Operator

  • Red Bull Harbour Reach

    Red Bull Harbour Reach (2013)
    Internet by yellowBird Camera Operator / Editor

  • Top Gear

    Top Gear (2013)
    Television (Comedy and Talk-Show) Camera and Electrical Department Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is a relaunched version of the original 1977 show of the same name, airing since 2002, and becoming the most widely watched factual television programme in the world. Written by paul keeling

  • Boer zoekt Vrouw (farmer wants a wife)

    Boer zoekt Vrouw (farmer wants a wife) (2012)
    Internet by KRO Camera operator

  • Dreams of Change

    Dreams of Change (2010)
    Documentary by Gemeente Smallingerland (Documentary) Writer / producer / director / director of photography / editor Short documentary shot in Namibia, Africa. Graduation project at the NHL University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

  • Letting Go

    Letting Go (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director A romantic meeting of a couple in love can suddenly change in something very different.


  • German Design Award (The MINI Story)

  • NatGeo Best Shot 2015 (Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque photograph)


  • NHL University of Applied Sciences (Holland)

  • Anadolu University (Turkey)

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  • Since: October 2011
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